My 2019 Word of the Year: Joy

My 2019 Word of the Year.

Happy New Year, babes! 🥳 I hope you all had a wonderful holiday with your friends and family. Angel and I spent a quiet Christmas at home and made a surprise visit to my parent’s house for the new year. It was awesome!

Last year was the first year that I picked a word of the year instead of making new year’s resolutions. I liked that I could apply the word to all aspects of my life versus making a list of resolutions that never got looked at. There was a point and time that I forgot all about my word of the year, but when I circled back to reflect on 2018, there were a lot of areas in my life where I remembered to apply my word without realizing it. Learn more about the One Little Word concept on Ali Edward’s website.

As I brainstormed different words for 2019, I kept coming back to the word joy. I let it sit for a few days because I didn’t want to jump into the first word that came to mind. That was until I started hearing and seeing it everywhere. I already knew the definition of joy, but I looked it up for inspiration and came up with this:

Joy (noun): A state of happiness. A source or cause of delight.
— Merriam-Webster Dictionary

This needed to be my 2019 word of the year.

For those of you that know me IRL, you know that I worry a lot. Mostly about things I cannot control and that worry blocks me from enjoying a lot of the good things that come my way.

In 2019, I want to replace my worry with joy. I want to:

  • Find joy in drawing closer to God by reading His word and praying.

  • Do the best I can at my job without worrying that I need to be or do more.

  • Enjoy wedding planning with my fiancé, friends and family.

  • Find joy in the mundane tasks that life brings.

  • Make time to do more of the things that bring me joy.

2019 is going to be my year to live the heck out joy! I feel like this year’s word chose me and i’m so glad it did.

Do you choose a word of the year to focus on or do you make new year’s resolutions?